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Mac Gems of the Year: 2013

Our Mac Gems department aims to uncover the best in great, inexpensive software. Of the nearly 120 Mac Gems we reviewed in 2013, here are our favorites.

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Dragshare for Dropbox review: Menu-bar item makes sharing links less painful

If you share Dropbox links on a regular basis, or you're looking for an easy way to share files with others, Dragshare can save you time and headaches.

Hosts review: Simple System Preferences pane makes network tweaks easy

Most of us don't need to edit our Mac's hosts file very often, but when we do, the free Hosts preference pane makes it a snap to do so.

Liquid review: Utility simplifies many text-related tasks

If you ever search for, copy, share, or otherwise fiddle with bits of text (and who doesn't), Liquid will make your life a lot easier.